This course assumes some familiarity with 3D printing and its workflow, and will be particularly useful for someone who has to debug other people's prints.
- [Instructor Woman] This course assumes some familiarity with 3D printing and its workflow. If you're someone who has to help other people debug what's going wrong with their prints, you might find this course particularly helpful. - [Instructor Man] If you're trying to teach yourself how to use a 3D printer, you might want to view our other course, additive manufacturing optimizing 3D prints. That course teaches how 3D printers work and the workflow for using them in more depth than this one does. We have a short intro to the parts of a 3D printer at the beginning of this course. This course is geared toward the intermediate or advanced 3D printer user, but we've tried to have enough information that someone trying to figure out how to get started should be able to use this to solve the problems they are encountering in their early days with a 3D printer.
- [Instructor Woman] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them from the main course page. If you don't have access to the exercise files, that's okay, you can follow along by using your own files. That being said, all of our examples are pretty simple and you should be able to recreate something similar in any CAD software. You might also look at some of the resources listed in the last video of this course for more background information that is available here. By the way, if you don't have a 3D printer yet and you're wondering what you may be getting yourself into, don't panic at the sheer amount of material.
Experts will need to know all the ins and outs and this course is intended to help debug the problems that come up when you really get into using your printer.
- Fixing common 3D printing problems
- Filament-specific issues
- Geometry considerations
- Software-related issues